The second computer club in a palestinian refugee camp is located in Al Amari. Just like Jalazone, the camp exists since 1948 and accomodates about 10.000 people, among them 60 percent younger than 18 years old. Apart from a youth center, who as a cooperation partner provides the room for the computer club, there are no facilities for children and youth to spend their free and leisure time, to learn and to play.
The computer club in Al Amari meets on a weekly basis. It mainly aims to improve the learning situation and the access to education for the children and youth in the camp. At the same time, this educational basis and the imparting of technical knowledge is apt to support a peaceful development of the region, because it provides people with individual perspectives and chances and enables them to take part in decision-making processes and actively shape their future.
Thus, within a short period of time, the computer club has established itself as a place for learning and community-building. At a time, where local schools in the refugee camp were on strike, many more children as well as parents came to the club, because they had heard by word of mouth communication that this was a place were learning could be experienced in a playful way.
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